Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene

College of Dentistry

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Are you interested in furthering your education in dental hygiene?

The Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program is a flexible, online course of study that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. This program is designed for licensed dental hygienists, who hold an associate degree or certificate in dental hygiene from a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program. The program provides an opportunity for students to participate in a stimulating and educational environment that combines the general education aspects of a baccalaureate degree with advanced education in dental hygiene.

Important Info

Campus Requirements: 

Most students complete their degree without coming to campus, as all Dental Hygiene courses are offered online. Remaining requirements (general education, science courses) are offered online, in person, or by transfer from another institution. See the program website for details.

Sample Courses

DH 3150

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy examines current trends in periodontology and advanced periodontology procedures.
DH 3410

Research Methods and Interpretation

Research Methods and Interpretation provides an introduction to research methods and statistics used in dental and dental hygiene research and prepares students to interpret and apply professional research to dental hygiene practice.
DH 4240

Practice Management

This course provides instruction in economic, management and employment issues that impact dental hygiene practice.
DH 4420

Current Concepts in Dental Hygiene

Students examine current issues in the dental hygiene profession.

Featured Faculty

Assistant Professor - Practice
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor - Clinical

Is this program offered in my state?

Meets or exceeds state standards and is authorized to legally offer distance education through approval or exemption by the state regulatory agency and by the State Dentistry Board.
Limited Authorization
Please contact Ohio State Online for more information about the limited authorization status in this state.
Pursuing Authorization
Researching required authorizations by the state regulatory agency and by the State Dentistry Board to legally offer distance education.

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